If you’re filing a personal injury case, you will potentially be eligible for monetary compensation based off the details of your injury – whether it was caused by a car accident, slip and fall, or another incident that caused harm due to the negligence of someone else. However, as you begin to assess your legal options, you’re probably going to ask yourself these questions:
“How much money can I actually receive?” “How do I handle the legal process?” “Is this really worth the trouble?”
Luckily, the team at Dugan & Associates is here for you. We can assure you it’s certainly worth scheduling a free consultation with a lawyer to discuss the intricacies of your situation. With each case, there are several factors that can determine what type of compensation you can receive. Below, we’ll expand on different types of compensation for which you will be eligible.
Compensation Breakdown for Personal Injury Cases
Medical Bills: If someone is seriously hurt in a personal injury incident, the costs associated with their medical treatment can ultimately end up exceeding thousands of dollars. In a personal injury case, hospital visits, surgeries, inpatient care, prescriptions and other treatment-related costs will usually be reimbursed by the insurance company. Damages will cover the medical treatment a victim already received and compensate any estimated ongoing treatment that will be required in the future.
Lost Wages: There is a legitimate possibility that a serious injury will restrict an individual’s ability to earn the same amount of income as before the incident. For example, not only were they forced to miss work during medical treatment, but now – due to permanent effects from the injury – they can no longer physically perform the basic duties of their job. In these situations, personal injury damages will compensate a victim’s loss of earning because they are now unable to make a living.
Pain and Suffering/Emotional Distress: Pain and suffering compensation will cover the physical and mental consequences of the incident. From a physical standpoint, any pain or discomfort suffered during and after the incident could potentially qualify the victim for compensation. Mental pain and suffering damages cover any emotional distress caused by the incident – depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, insomnia, paranoia and anger outbursts.
Property Loss: Property loss compensation covers any items owned by the victim that were damaged during the incident, such as a vehicle, house, cell phone and clothes. In these instances, they would be reimbursed for repairs or replacements aligned to the fair market value of the lost property.
Loss of Enjoyment: Many times, serious injuries sustained in an accident will cause a victim to lose enjoyment in the same activities and hobbies they previously loved. Maybe the victim is a fitness enthusiast who permanently damaged his knee and can no longer exercise as he did before. Or, an avid reader who previously spent her afternoons nose-deep in a novel is now unable to focus for long periods of time because of a traumatic brain injury. These victims may be entitled to “loss of enjoyment” compensation.
Let Dugan & Associates Help You!
If you or someone you love is facing a personal injury case, the team at Dugan & Associates is ready to help. Whether you’re experiencing a loss of income, an increase in medical bills, or emotional distress due to an accident – our team of tireless workplace injury lawyers will make sure you receive the maximum monetary compensation available to you. Give us a call at 412-353-3572 or contact us online today for your free consultation!